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Old 08-12-2010, 06:37 PM
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Wood steering wheel in a FSJ

Anyone put in an aftermarket wood rim steering wheel in thier Jeep and re-used the stock plastic backing ring and horn button?
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:46 PM
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Not yet, but I'm looking into it. What size do you think would be good?
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:52 PM
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I'd like to keep the stock size or just a hair larger.

I like the larger wheels in my 71 and 63 a bit better. maybe something inbetween.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:57 PM
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I had a wood Grant GT steering wheel in my CJ-5, mounted to the Saginaw column. It looked great. Here's a pic.

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Old 08-12-2010, 09:04 PM
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Thinking about it for my 63, as the wheel is totally toast.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:07 PM
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Thinking about it for my 63, as the wheel is totally toast.

Well ... at least you'd have something to munch on, while driving.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:15 PM
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Well ... at least you'd have something to munch on, while driving.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:21 PM
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LOL -- mine came with a wood steering wheel. If you want to count it as a steering wheel - it was a 2x4 bolted onto the column lol
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:15 AM
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I used a Grant wood wheel that was left over from my Catalina project and simply took the AMC Jeep logo and put it on the horn button. After a few sessions with some teak oil, the wheel matched the interior plood grain almost perfectly.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:19 AM
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Now that is PURDY!!

And I see the same instrument panel I just snagged for Gonzo - is that stock or a swap?
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:55 AM
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Stock. All I did was replace the lenses, do some clean-up work and re-paint the needles.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:06 PM
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Framus, that looks great!

That is the exact wheel I was looking at on ebay.

I'd like to be able to re-use the stock plastic spacer and the horn button though.

I know I would have to drill three holes for the spacer, but the horn button should pop on, after the metal cup is mounted.

I need to get my hands on a nice wheel and give it a go.
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:55 AM
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Framus, that looks great!

That is the exact wheel I was looking at on ebay.

I'd like to be able to re-use the stock plastic spacer and the horn button though.

I know I would have to drill three holes for the spacer, but the horn button should pop on, after the metal cup is mounted.

I need to get my hands on a nice wheel and give it a go.
Hey KaiserMan, I was searching the forum to see if I could put an original AMC Jeep horn button on a grant wheel for my 78 J10. How did your plan work out? ... I can see it’s been a few years!
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I did this one...

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Old 08-14-2018, 09:45 AM
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Where'd you find that one? Whole dash looks great!
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:01 PM
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Where'd you find that one? Whole dash looks great!

Found it on Fleabay. You can use a GM hub and any wheel made to fit a older Corvette.
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